Monthly Archives: July 2013

Looking Fine-ish

It looks fine from here. The rich are getting richer. Those with jobs and businesses are getting busier, and seem to have more discretionary cash. And, of the rest that aren’t in hiding – well, smiles look good. Even my … Continue reading

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Planning For Unexpected Futures

Well, that didn’t turn out the way I expected, and the biggest issue was probably my expectation. Silly me, thinking I had some control over my life. I held a self-publishing class and workshop today, and everyone cancelled; but another … Continue reading

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My Jobs Report Month 23

I’m turning the final corner into the second calendar lap of years of looking for a job. Two years ago I eagerly awaited the good news that would send my investments higher and cross me over to having “enough” and … Continue reading

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Dust Bowl Beer

I feel the need, the need for beer. I normally don’t drink beer, but when I do – you know something’s up (like someone’s buying, offering home brew, or I’m in the UK). As a writer, I like to think … Continue reading

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Fun In Dysfunctional

And now for something completely different. Dysfunctional. Dis fun shun Al. This fun shuns all? Or this fun shuns Al? If the second is the case, then I feel sorry for Al. Weirdness, absurdity, incredulity, many more multi-syllabic responses to … Continue reading

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Chicken And Eggs And Beer

“Beer? Fine idea, but really, I can’t afford it.” “What? You’re buying and I don’t have to drive? Why, thank you!” So began a conversation that ended a day of fine ideas, grand plans, and limited resources. As ever, fine … Continue reading

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Good News Sooner Please

Sooner or later all of this good work is going to pay off. That’s the conventional wisdom. That wisdom doesn’t come with calendar dates but other deadlines in my life do. The foreclosure calendar continues to mark off dates. The … Continue reading

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Skip A Step

A mother talking about her child; “Can’t I just skip a few steps and see how they turn out? That way I wouldn’t have to worry in the meantime. – Assuming everything turned out right, of course.” Patience is a … Continue reading

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Happy Belated Third Of July

Crackle, crack, snap, pop, whistle, pop, pop, pop, snap. Not a Rice Krispies commercial. It is 11:15pm on the third of July, the night of the main celebrations on South Whidbey. Celebrate here on the third, and you can also … Continue reading

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